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Lexicographically close words:
beeing; beeinge; beekeeper; beekeepers; beeline; beene; beens; beer; beere; beerhouse
  1. The glove had been thrown down and there could be no retreat.

  2. The practical road has indeed been diverted at De Aar in Cape Colony, and in the shape of a railway runs to Rhodesia and the neighbourhood of the Victoria Falls.

  3. There were deep blue pools, and long shallow stretches, and little rapids in whose tail one should have been able to get a salmon.

  4. It showed itself on the Rhodesian side climbing a knoll past a cluster of huts which had once been a police station, but had been relinquished because of the great mortality from fever.

  5. It is a provisional form, and has been made to approximate as far as is reasonably possible to a Crown colony.

  6. It has been associated in the south with the schemes of a great dreamer, and in the north with the practical work of a great soldier and a great administrator.

  7. The result was that, though he had been back for nine months, I saw no living thing on that farm but a few chickens, six goats, and a spavined horse.

  8. I am so convinced of the beauty and healthfulness of the land that I may have been betrayed into an over-minute description: my one excuse is that in this branch of my task I have had few predecessors.

  9. Once the franchise has been determined there remains the division of constituencies.

  10. Many arguments to justify the expense have been brought forward, of which the weakest is that the white man can do four times the Kaffir's work.

  11. So far the intellect has not been with the men who have made the place their home, but, subject to a few remarkable exceptions, with the men who have never concealed their impatience to get away.

  12. In those ruins, or Zimbabwes, to use the generic Bantu name, three distinct periods have been traced, and a fourth period, when it is supposed that local tribes began to imitate the Zimbabwe style of architecture.

  13. All her life they had been her special favourites, but now they recalled too vividly a painful episode--the day when Malcolm Herrick so sternly and so sorrowfully refused her his friendship.

  14. If father had lived, I shouldn't have been so lonely and out of it all," he would say as he turned away with a quivering lip.

  15. Malcolm fancied that he heard her say softly under her breath, "She loved much, because much has been forgiven her.

  16. Of course I know you and my father have been brewing mischief.

  17. There is something I wanted to tell you--if I had waited to call at the Wood House this afternoon your sister would have been with you.

  18. He left Earlsfield and took a London practice, and his career has been a brilliant one.

  19. Though his love-affair had ended so disastrously, he had achieved his pet ambition, and had been in the winning boat in the Oxford and Cambridge boat-race.

  20. Malcolm had already been put into possession of the youth's domestic history.

  21. If you had been David's widow you could not have mourned for him more deeply; but, as David's father, I would bid you mourn no more.

  22. It had been very hot in the market-place, but when they had gained the open down a honey-sweet wind blew refreshingly in their faces, and not only the moorland but the roadside was clothed with the purpling heather.

  23. One can easily answer that question," returned Malcolm; "she would not have been alive now.

  24. Why, she set me rolling the tennis lawn, because she wanted Johnson; and then I had to bicycle over to Rotherwood for something that had been forgotten.

  25. You have been badly treated, my dear boy--how badly you little know.

  26. Dinah had been right in thinking that the vicar and Mr. Herrick would have much in common, and the conversation at the dinner-table that evening was unusually animated.

  27. My skill in that direction has been admitted by three bank clerks and an Old Bailey judge.

  28. His career had been too checkered, its recent developments too stupendous, to cause him any undue emotion.

  29. I have starved, I have been beaten, for trying to earn a living.

  30. I will not come back," he said, quietly, "but I wish you would tell me who supplied me with food while I have been here.

  31. Then he resolutely turned away, descended four steps of the ladder-like stairs, and tied the clothesline firmly to a hook which had been driven into the ceiling during the harness-room period of the room beneath.

  32. It happened, by mere chance, that since Mrs. Anson's funeral no one had been interred on one side of the small space purchased for her.

  33. In that case, who is it who has been wiring repeatedly, in your name, from Station Hotel, York?

  34. I am jolly glad that thing didn't fall on my head," he said aloud, forgetting that had its advent been delayed a second or two, the precise locality selected for its impact would not have mattered much to him.

  35. A clerk assured him that Mr. Sharpe, who attended to Sir Philip Morland's affairs, had been summoned to Devonshire the previous day.

  36. So the Jew had been playing with him, merely fooling him until some secret signal by an electric bell had sent a messenger flying for the police.

  37. But never, during his long tenancy of the court, had he been called on to deal with a case of this nature.

  38. Then Philip Anson will disappear, vanish into thin air, and with him a hundred thousand or more of his own money, some in gold, but mostly in notes, which will have been changed so often as to defy anyone to trace them.

  39. Tell, tell, tell--it was nothing but sweet questions and sweet assurances that this pair of turtle doves had been seeking each other through all eternity.

  40. Tell me, boy," he said, "who has been advising you?

  41. Now it chanced that the treasury had discovered that by a clerical mistake in a warrant, the old man had been drawing twopence a day in excess of his rightful pension for thirty-three years.

  42. The house is very old, and has been added to at various times.

  43. But I had been stiffnecked, proud, unpleasant, altogether cousinly in my behaviour towards the people in possession.

  44. She had found a kindred spirit, and it has been ruthlessly torn from her arms as kindred spirits so often are.

  45. It was the home of my fathers, the home that would have been mine if I had been a boy, the home that was mine now by a thousand tender and happy and miserable associations, of which the people in possession could not dream.

  46. When I have been vexed I run out to them for comfort, and when I have been angry without just cause, it is there that I find absolution.

  47. They had been playing at stuffing each other's ears with pieces of newspaper while Miss Jones provided Minora with noble thoughts for her work, and had to be tortured afterward with tweezers.

  48. This has been quite an eventful afternoon.

  49. It is a provable and proven fact that vast tracts of the centre of poor old Ireland were once covered with coal-measures, which have been scraped off in likewise, deprived of inestimable mineral wealth.

  50. But still, they may have been rolled hither by water.

  51. Proof enough, one would say, that the chalk had been raised till part of it at least became dry land, and carried vegetation.

  52. So the proof seemed complete, that the coal had been formed out of vegetation growing where it was buried.

  53. A great part of Ireland must once have been covered with coal, which is now destroyed.

  54. Its lakes have been formed quite regardless of the lie of the rocks, though not regardless of their relative hardness.

  55. And if you found in those coal-beds dead leaves and stems of plants, would you not say--Those plants must have been laid down here before the layers above them, just as the dead leaves in the pond were?

  56. But it must mean, also, a length of time which has been well called "appalling.

  57. The Bunter had been slightly tilted, and slightly waterworn, before the Keuper was laid on it.

  58. It has at some time or other been dry enough to let a whole copse grow up inside it?

  59. She wanted you and Robin to see what had been done as soon as you set foot in Hamilton.

  60. Now tell us all about it,” Marjorie coaxed when Muriel had been fondly divested of coat and hat and established in the room’s most comfy chair.

  61. In place of the breezy, self-reliant Gussie they had been used to meeting had now appeared this woe-begone, tear-drenched stranger.

  62. It is the oldest and has been reckoned as the favorite house on the campus.

  63. They had been written from a Paris address and had been accompanied by satisfactory references.

  64. These amusements had been welcomed by the Hamilton students and the two successful promoters had reaped a goodly sum of money for the dormitory project.

  65. She said she had a perfect right to protest against the election; that the chairman had no business to accept my nomination for president when she had been informed beforehand by letter of my true character.

  66. I’ve been watching him and trying to analyze his expression.

  67. During the week she had now been in Hamilton she had seen Doris twice; once at the Lotus; once near the campus.

  68. The ground above the vast cellar where the stone foundation would rise had been leveled, all debris had been cleared away and the great cornerstone placed ready for its descent into place.

  69. She was an exceptional woman who, with her two brothers, had been educated by a tutor in England.

  70. Celeste would have been better company than a lot of stupid students.

  71. I’ve been at the Hall just long enough to set down my luggage and start out to find Marjorie.

  72. We haven’t been here an hour yet, and it’s so early in the afternoon!

  73. The tenants of the houses in the block which Leslie Cairns had bought had been ordered out of them directly after Commencement.

  74. I happened to recall in time that I wasn’t in the same class with dear heart; that I had never been parted from dear heart, or any other old dear.

  75. It is safe to say that were Mr. Rice an Englishman or a Frenchman, his reputation as his country's most distinguished poetic dramatist would have been assured by a more universal sign of recognition.

  76. Your ways have ever been the ways of wounding.

  77. Of all the world could so have been deceived?

  78. It needs but a word, for it has been passed upon and approved by critics all over the country.

  79. O Giorgione, My lover once and lord, could you believe, Even tho I went away from you and with Another, that unchastity could touch This body which had been holy to you?

  80. It is almost incredible that in less than 500 lines Mr. Rice should have been able to create so perfect a play with so powerful a dramatic effect.

  81. During what periods has England been greatest?

  82. Two forage-carts had been brought into the yard, and preparations were being made to load them with oats and hay.

  83. If they met a German patrol the pail might serve as an excuse for being out and about, whereas the weapons would have been a sure passport to the next world.

  84. No orders had been received as yet from the mayor, and the incoming steamer, quite a small craft, was already in the channel.

  85. Thinking quickly, he decided that the burly person whose outer garments he was now wearing had probably been taking a short cut to the station entrance when he received the surprise of his life.

  86. There could be no doubting that preparations had been made for their reception.

  87. Joos, having been besought to curb his tongue, convoyed Leontine.

  88. The German fell as though he had been pole-axed, and his thick skull rattled on the pavement.

  89. Seemingly, it had not been opened since the station was built.

  90. Maertz would have been shot out of hand if an infuriated officer had not recollected that by killing the Walloon he would probably destroy all chance of tracing the man who had "murdered" two of his warriors.

  91. Three arches of a fine stone bridge had been destroyed, evidently by the retreating Belgians; but pontoons were in position to take its place.

  92. She've been talking ever since of some one follerin' her.

  93. The longing grew on me--I was very lonely and so I came to Waterfall Cottage, that I might see the child I'd been longing for all my days.

  94. Lady O'Gara wondered at the girl, who had sometimes been embarrassingly effusive in the display of her affection.

  95. She knew now that Eileen could never have been the little daughter she wanted.

  96. She remembered the night of the Big Wind, when Shawn had been out, and the house had shaken in the first onslaught of the hurricane, before he came.

  97. The tea-cakes had been kept warm over a spirit-lamp, but she was in a captious mood.

  98. He had been bought from a little old man as pink as a baby and with a smiling innocence of aspect, so small that when Mustapha tossed his head the little man, hanging on by the rope-bridle, was lifted in the air and dropped again.

  99. Lady O'Gara went up to the pretty bedroom which had been Mrs. Wade's.

  100. So his mind ran on into the happy future while he sat on the arm of one of the red-leather chairs and beamed at Stella, who had always been rather alarmed of Sir Shawn, and came out now as prettily as a flower in the warm sun.

  101. Eileen at first had been crumbling her bread, sending her food away untasted or only just tasted.

  102. She had kept Margaret McKeon busy with the new chintz curtains and cushions for Miss Eileen's room, and when it was all finished had fussed about doing one little thing and another till the privileged maid had been moved to protest.

  103. It was not like those dreadful days when there had been trouble with the tenants, and she had sat in this very room, listening in anguish for the sound of the horse's hoofs coming fast.

  104. Oh--so the man had been employed at Ashbridge Hall, Lord Trentham's place, some thirty miles away on the edge of Lough Aske.

  105. There had been an interval during which the fiddle had been silent.

  106. Some one had been planting bulbs and had gone away leaving the task unfinished.

  107. She had been trembling a good deal, but she had certainly grown calmer.

  108. Jasmine, I have been thinking over all this most seriously--I have been thinking over it for some hours, and it seems to me there is nothing at all for us to do but to go to London.

  109. It's because of the way they've been furnished," said Daisy.

  110. It has been a joy to me to have you, dear, and I hope you will be able to bring Daisy back with you, and to live here in peace and comfort next winter.

  111. Miss Slowcum's face looked decidedly jealous, for she would have dearly liked to have been herself in Mrs. Dredge's interesting and sympathizing position.

  112. I am thankful to say I have been able to relieve her present necessities without the slightest inconvenience to myself.

  113. Miss Martineau's plans had been full of directness.

  114. She had always been a most saving body, and although Mrs. Mainwaring had never been able to pay her high wages, she had managed to put the greater portion of what she received away.

  115. Her dinner-party was to have been to-day, and she almost promised to have me when I arrived in the morning.

  116. Shortlands conveyed no meaning to their unsophisticated minds; they fully believed that Mrs. Ellsworthy envied them their carnations, and would have been made happy by the possession of a kitten similar to the Pink.

  117. She had kept the house for her mother, and been both thrifty and saving, but real responsibility had never been hers.

  118. So it was arranged, and the three girls might fairly have been said to commence their work.

  119. Bertie uttered a cry as though he had been shot.

  120. Bertie was off like a dart that has been shot from a bow; and his father could see him gesturing away as he walked back at Tom's side.

  121. I've got a little girl sick these eighteen months; and I've only been waiting for the means to send her to a great doctor in the city.

  122. He liked very much to go with Tom, who since the time the child asked for the corn, had been quite guarded in his words; but mamma had told him to be very careful of his sister; and if any accident should happen to her, he would feel so sorry.

  123. As Bertie looked over, he saw that all the gravel had been carried out; and now some men whom he had not seen before, were busy laying up the stones which Tom and Jim brought, in a nice, smooth wall.

  124. The day before it had been quite damp; and mamma didn't think it best for him to go out.

  125. The other or main avenue, entered the grounds just between two immense elm-trees which almost seemed to have been stationed there for guards, so exactly did they suit their position.

  126. The mason who had been drinking was sitting on a stone, holding his hand to his head.

  127. Cause it's been a wonder to all the Oxford people," continued Jim, "where you picked up such a heap of farming knowledge.

  128. I've been thinking of that, my dear," he answered.

  129. If it had been my boy, he'd snatched up the corn and run off with it, and never have thought another breath about it.

  130. This we know to have been publicly read for common benefit, in most of the Churches both in former times and in our own.

  131. But with all this his Christianity seems to have been Ecclesiastical, in the technical sense of the word.

  132. On the few occasions on which he speaks of the Word having been made flesh, he uses the term, [Greek: sarkopoiêtheis.

  133. His own witnesses prove that from the first there has been but one account of Jesus of Nazareth.

  134. Then he notices and refutes certain destructive interpretations of prophecies which have been derived from the unbelieving Jews by our modern rationalists, as that Psalm cx.

  135. Amongst the latter he mentions the Gospel to the Hebrews as acceptable to a local church; but he is wholly ignorant of any doubt having ever been cast upon the authority of the four in any branch of the Catholic Church.

  136. He had not been a preacher or writer or engaged in any public work.

  137. The sun had just well risen, the gates of Vienna had been opened but a few hours.

  138. The feast of Saint Barbara, who had been the patroness of the boys' sodality in Vienna, was drawing near.

  139. At Mass he met a young Hungarian, with whom he had been very intimate.

  140. All this time the people of Poland had been eager in their devotion to the Blessed Stanislaus.

  141. Each tried to shift the blame from himself, told of the strange behavior of the horses, explained that everything possible had been done to overtake the fugitive.

  142. This Cardinal had been Nuncio, and afterwards Legate, to Poland, and had come from Poland only a year or so before.

  143. The Society of Jesus had been founded in 1540, only ten years before Stanislaus was born.

  144. He had been greatly impressed at the time of Stanislaus' flight from Vienna, by the incidents which seemed to show God's direct guidance and protection in regard to his brother.

  145. And he went about it all as simply and naturally as if he had been doing nothing else all his life.

  146. There had been trouble for the Society shortly before, though in another place, because of some novices admitted without their parents' consent.

  147. For some years now there had been a Jesuit house in Vienna.

  148. The nurse had been so glad to get back that most of her old hostility toward Ethel had vanished.

  149. It had been in a lonely mining camp, on a cattle ranch, in a mill town and in cities large and small.

  150. He seemed appealing to Joe's wife to see, for God's sake, what it was in Joe that had been lost.

  151. The big man's voice was husky now, as, in a little outburst with a good deal of bitterness in it, he spoke of the glory of the work of which he and Joe had once been a part.

  152. The worn harassed expression she had so often seen on his face while his wife had been alive, the look of a man driven and drained of his vitality, was now gone; and in its place was an unconscious look of content.

  153. Whereupon, my dear," she threw up her hands, "we come back to exactly the same point at which we have been all along.

  154. She had always heard of detectives and their reports of shadowed wives, but that sort of thing had just been in the papers and had never seemed very real.

  155. It had been the dress pattern page, but Amy did not mention that.

  156. You've been about as good to me as one fellow could be to another.

  157. For years he has been telling himself that first he would make money and then he would work out his ideals.

  158. Joe had been a "designer" there; he had been the brilliant one of the two, and the more impassioned and intense and bold in his conceptions.

  159. Amy had been a shopper who simply could not resist pretty things, and so her apartment was crowded with furniture and bric-a-brac.

  160. Again and again she had been on the point of bursting out, for the sheer brutality of so much he had told her had made it very hard to sit still.

  161. But mingled with this pity had been a vague resentment: "The minute you show you've made up your mind to be a little independent, they treat it like a slap in the face.

  162. When we have seen the lightning, but have not been touched by it, and when the thunder does not come immediately after it, it is foolish to turn pale and tremble at a sound which is not dangerous.

  163. How very fearful would Noah and his family have been whenever they saw dark clouds arise and an appearance of much rain, if God had not kindly said what he intended by the Rainbow!

  164. One would have thought, so dreary as every thing must have appeared, his first care would have been to build a house for himself and family, warm and sheltered as they had been in the ark.

  165. If it had not been said that it was a token to all generations, even we should have feared a deluge whenever a storm approached.

  166. For the waters had covered the highest mountains, and had risen fifteen cubits higher; that is, seven yards and a half; so that in vain would salvation have been hoped for from the hills and mountains.

  167. The thunder tells us we have escaped the danger, and at the same time informs us at what distance; for the greater space of time there has been between the flash of lightning and the thunder, the more distant the storm.

  168. There had been much rain, and the roads were almost impassable from mud, knee-deep in places, and from wash-outs on the mountain sides.

  169. All the bridges over these had been destroyed, and the rails taken up and twisted by the enemy.

  170. I tried to make General Meade's position as nearly as possible what it would have been if I had been in Washington or any other place away from his command.

  171. The North would have been much stronger with a hundred thousand of these men in the Confederate ranks and the rest of their kind thoroughly subdued, as the Union sentiment was in the South, than we were as the battle was fought.

  172. I take it a large portion of the infantry has been so withdrawn.

  173. He had been an officer of the engineer corps before the war, and consequently had never served with troops until he was over forty-six years of age.

  174. Up to this time no hint had been given me of what was wanted after I left Vicksburg, except the suggestion in one of Halleck's dispatches that I had better go to Nashville and superintend the operation of troops sent to relieve Rosecrans.

  175. The investment had not been relinquished for a moment during the day.

  176. As to myself, while strongly favoring the course that would be the least humiliating to the people who had been in rebellion, I gradually worked up to the point where, with the majority of the people, I favored immediate enfranchisement.

  177. A retreat at that time would have been a terrible disaster.

  178. The whole country had been so raided by the two armies that it was doubtful whether they would be able to put in a crop to carry themselves and their families through the next winter without the aid of the horses they were then riding.

  179. It would only have been a question of days, and not many of them, if he had taken the position assigned to him by the so-called engineer, when he would have been obliged to surrender his army.

  180. That shack had once been a space-radar relay station.

  181. The sand was a dazzling, unbelievable white such as had never been on his home planet.

  182. Mr. Smith knew that, for although his choice of destinations had been a hasty choice, yet there had been time for him to read the available reports.

  183. For they had, they knew, cut very close to the corner of a tabu--but the provocation had been great and they hoped they would not be punished.

  184. Nrana came and listened, for Nrana of all of them spoke and understood best the Earthling's language, for he had been the special protege of the Terran missionary who had lived with them for a while.

  185. Perhaps there had been a dozen all along.

  186. Nrana had been first in that rush, and Nrana died.

  187. There was a shrill screaming in his ears that must have been the sound of his own voice.

  188. On what might have been the thousandth try, he caught it and killed it, and there was warm blood on his hands and feathers were flying.

  189. It seemed with an effort that the captain's right arm remained at his side, but that effort had been ordered.

  190. They say there has been great strife among the outsiders, and no more remain upon all of Venus.

  191. It would have been intolerable, save that he was alone.

  192. So much that there had been speculation about their relationship--that didn't interest him.

  193. That had been at the public school meet in the New Los Angeles.

  194. And your governess is not always glad, If you wake her up to say That a witch has been chasing you down a street Where the people have gone away.

  195. And when the steps have all been done, He takes you by the arm To choose a partner for the dance-- It makes you get quite warm.

  196. There was not anything of which He could not make a game; He must have been a jolly chap-- Don Quixote was his name.

  197. Don Quixote would have understood, He would have been our friend.

  198. In many of the states laws have been enacted under which private parties have been granted the same privilege.

  199. It looks upon the south and west as destitute of men competent to organize a railroad company, or to procure means for the construction of railroads, or to construct them when the capital has been obtained.

  200. Many other reasons, however, may be invoked to fortify that conclusion, equally persuasive and convincing with those to which reference has been made.

  201. This has been reduced to seventy-five cents by the managers of the Grand Trunk lines.

  202. If ten years ago one learned in the law had been called upon to interpret the meaning of the constitutional provision above referred to, he would, without hesitation, have decided that such an act was unconstitutional.

  203. While we have been following this method from the organization of our government, by legislation we have been making war upon foreign commerce, by imposing tariffs for the protection and government of domestic manufactures.

  204. This has been the aim of those who have directed the decorations of the Hotel Royal Danieli, and they are happy in the thought that they have succeeded to the satisfaction of the visitors.

  205. We should here remark that the beautiful Gothic door, in the Calle delle Razze was originally the principle entrance, and the one on the Riva degli Schiavoni has only been opened in recent years for the convenience of travellers.

  206. We will not describe the bedrooms and sitting rooms, except to say that they have all been recently done up and richly furnished with the utmost artistic taste and are all lit with electricity.

  207. It might have been a professor back on Earth reading to his students.

  208. A statue of a man, one foot high, correct to the minutest detail, showing how identical they had been to Earthmen.

  209. They must have been great readers, these people.

  210. There have always been very strange stories told of this Clarimonde, and all her lovers came to a violent or miserable end.

  211. At the gate we found Margheritone waiting, the same swarthy groom who had once before been my-escort.

  212. My soul's peace has been very dearly bought.

  213. So strange were the circumstances of my story, that I can scarcely believe myself to have ever actually been a party to them.

  214. We ought to have been by this time at least ten leagues distant from here.

  215. Poor Clarimonde had no sooner been touched by the blessed spray than her beautiful body crumbled into dust, and became only a shapeless and frightful mass of cinders and half-calcined bones.

  216. Her look had at first been one of caressing tenderness; it changed to an air of disdain and of mortification, as though at not having been able to make itself understood.

  217. I felt as though I had just been born into a new world and a new order of things.

  218. When I came to myself again I was lying on the bed in my little room at the presbytery, and the old dog of the former curé was licking my hand, which had been hanging down outside of the covers.

  219. In that hour I had forgotten everything, and I no more remembered having ever been a priest than I remembered what I had been doing in my mother's womb, so great was the fascination which the evil spirit exerted upon me.

  220. For some time the health of Clarimonde had not been so good as usual; her complexion grew paler day by day.

  221. For my part, I was so tired of this double life that I at once consented, desiring to ascertain beyond a doubt whether a priest or a gentleman had been the victim of delusion.

  222. In those days I had plenteous veins, which would not have been so easily exhausted as at present; and I would not have thought of bargaining for my blood, drop by drop.

  223. The schoolmaster had been watching there all night.

  224. Many vigils of joy and some of sorrow had been kept there; and today she must leave it forever.

  225. Anne's imagination pictured forth so vividly the coming degeneration of her dear little house that it hurt her as severely as if it had already been an accomplished fact.

  226. It had not been an easy thing for him to tell Leslie.

  227. If he were rather inclined to be lazy, liking better the fishing he had been born for than the farming he had not, and if he had a harmless eccentricity for doing fancy work, nobody save Miss Cornelia seemed to hold it against him.

  228. It's more likely it's been the robins took your cherries.

  229. His life has been long in the land for a cat.

  230. So you've been over to see Leslie," he said, when he rejoined her.

  231. I couldn't see my dear little heart-broken mother, who had been such a slave all her life, turned out of her home.

  232. It's been accumulating for a long while," said Captain Jim, with a deprecating smile.

  233. But in Jane the milk of human kindness had not been curdled by years of matrimonial bickerings.

  234. But it has been kept in pretty good repair, and was all done over about fifteen years ago--shingled, plastered and re-floored.

  235. If it had been like that I could have prevented it.

  236. Oh," said the king, "my steward claimed the reward, and it has been given to him.

  237. If I had been allowed to pass three nights with you in your father's house, I should have got back my form of a man both in the daytime and the night.

  238. I have a stable outside, in which I keep five hundred horses, and that stable has not been cleaned these seven hundred years.

  239. Never before had such preparations been made in that kingdom.

  240. Now Fin sprang ashore; he had been absent a year and more, and no man knew where he was while gone.

  241. In the Gruagach's house was a servant-maid, and the fisherman's son had been kind to her the time he was in the place before.

  242. But after he had been there a long time, and a son and a daughter had been born to him, he remembered his father.

  243. I have followed you everywhere; have watched you in battle and hunt, on sea and land, but never have I been able to get the chance till this day.

  244. And if I had known what you wanted, there would have been no difference between us.

  245. We'll tell him that you are Fin MacCumhail, monarch of Erin; that we have been shipwrecked, and ask for a night's shelter.

  246. Your disposition has not been properly directed; you are not cultivated; you have been stifled, pruned; you have been shaped like those yew-trees at Versailles which represent goblets and birds.

  247. Remember that under the pretext of education you have been stuffed, my dear sisters.

  248. My sweetheart had been pulled about a little, no doubt; one or two men had even kissed her under my very nose, but I at once set down these details to the profit and loss column, and in all sincerity I was proud and happy.

  249. I must tell you; that he has not always been as he is now; he was a gay boy in his youth, poor fellow.

  250. I tell you that the mitre and the ring have been offered to the Abby Gelon.

  251. I say that they sometimes blinded me; I repeat, blinded me, and this is true, for really I must have been possessed to have kissed my aunt on the neck as I did that day.

  252. It is none the less true that for some time past this secret has been oppressing me, and, though I decided to-day to reveal it to you, it was because it seems to me that to do so would quiet my conscience.

  253. The matter of the kiss has never been completely explained.

  254. From each of the two cells adjoining the confessional shoot out the folds of a rebellious skirt, for the penitent, held fast at the waist, has been able to get only half of her form into the narrow space.

  255. Others said that had that been true, he was proved all the more fool for giving up the good life for a life of hardship that was of little use to anyone.

  256. It had not been painted by the famous artist whose name was on it, and in fact it had been painted within the last ten years.

  257. However, as he climbed out of the car, the young lady he had been driving home got out also.

  258. Oddly enough, at approximately the same time, each car suffered a flat tire, and the young couples inside suddenly found their evening and their lives somewhat different from what they had been expecting.

  259. In fact, nothing at all had ever been seen in the sky, not even a bird, and the only movies the people ever saw were in the theaters.

  260. When he realized how unjust and hypocritical he had been toward the lady, the princess, and the queen, the king was so overwhelmed with shame and humiliation that he fell to his knees and began pulling on his hair and sobbing loudly.

  261. For the only thing I love has been taken away.

  262. He's not been very well since his wife laughed at his last paper.

  263. But I've never been this far away from home before.

  264. The farmer blinked once or twice, recognizing that this sentiment did not conform with what his own would have been under the like circumstances, but he said nothing.

  265. You've always been sloppy with bibliography, haven't you?

  266. Go to the ancient source of rock in your kingdom, from which your cities have been built," answered The Wise One, "and build a pile of stones until you can stand on it and see over the edge of the quarry.

  267. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "been" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.

    Some related collocations, pairs and triplets of words:
    been able; been allowed; been called; been captured; been destroyed; been doin; been for; been found; been given; been going; been guilty; been laid; been observed; been placed; been pleased; been produced; been saying; been sent; been shot; been sitting; been talkin; been telling; been thinking; been trying; been wondering; been written